Members of the Qatari Armed Forces take part in a military parade during National Day celebrations in Doha December 18, 2012. REUTERS/Fadi Al-Assaad (QATAR - Tags: POLITICS ANNIVERSARY MILITARY) - RTR3BPFW

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 A.M.) – Qatar cannot become a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization because the alliance was originally created for the countries of Europe and North America, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told journalists on Thursday.

“The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an organization for the countries of Europe and North America; it is written in our charter,” Stoltenberg said, noting that Qatar is at the same time a valuable partner of the alliance in the region.

Stoltenberg’s comments come just a day after Qatar expressed interest in joining this alliance.

With its year-long tiff with its Gulf neighbors, particularly Saudi Arabia , Qatar is looking for a new alliance to help protect its borders.


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Daeshbags Sux
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2018-06-08 20:08

So, as they have a territory in North-America, namely New-York City, Israel can enter NATO, LOL 😉 Golda Meir promised to Nixon to give NYC back to USA would he deliver the resupply of Sidewinder and Sparrow missiles in the middle of the Yom Kippur war, but she finally changed her mind, ROFL. Qatar has already an enormous USAF/RAF airbase, it’s even the biggest US overseas airbase and CENTCOM is here. Any attack on Qatar, due to the size, would be seen as a threat on CENTCOM and al-Udeir AFB. You must like dangerous sports to dare such attack :… Read more »